Feb 15, 2014

*CU Tutorial* Changing edge colors

Hello Scrappers

Here is a little tip to changing the edge colors on elements, and doing it in a way that makes it easy to change your mind.

First up I am using PSE 6 and CU Early fall leaves 01 (leaf #5)

I started out by changing the leaf to a solid color -> tutorial is here

Then I selected the leaf, and contracted the area Select -> Modify -> Contract -> On this size leaf I when with 15px

Then go Select -> Modify -> feather -> chose about half of what you contracted with (I went with 10px)

Now right click on the layer, and select inverse

Now here is the smart thing, with the area selected, go to the adjustment layer and pick solid color

Chose a color to your liking, and hit enter. Group the two (Ctrl+G)

To make your choice more or less visible pick a blend mode, and a % of your choosing, get creative here.

Here are the end-result - this can really stretch your stash and you can save the leaf with the edges, so they are easy to change later.

If you have enjoyed this tutorial on changing the edge colors please leave a comment, and let me know. If you have an idea for a tutorial let me know and I will see if I can help.


  1. This is a great tool! I can see it working really well for me. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Thank you for this tutorial, it's something I can really use! The level of detail and pictures provided are perfect as well.

  3. Thanks ladies, I am glad you can use it